Four UK destinations to visit by train
2/4 Free family days out in Bristol are even better by train
Hop on the train for a family day out in friendly Bristol and it’s easy to understand why it was named European Green Capital City in 2015 – even the huge Clifton Suspension Bridge is just about engulfed in woodland. Take the kids and go see for yourself, the visitor centre’s excellent and tells Clifton’s story beautifully. Try the guided tour of the bridge every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm, all for free.
There’s a wide range of free and affordable things to do in Bristol. Wild, immense Leigh Wood is great for buggy-friendly walking trails. Blaise Castle has a children’s museum, adventure playparks and hectares of lovely parkland to explore. Kids can climb 32m high Cabot Tower, discover Bristol Art Gallery, the Arnolfini and M-Shed or spot the works of the city’s infamous son on the Banksy Walking Trail and not a penny changes hands.
Other great family activities include the harbour cruise on the Matthew (an exact replica of the ship John Cabot sailed to discover Newfoundland in 1479),the Bristol Science Centre and AirHop, the world’s largest trampoline park.